Praying for the things we need is an important aspect of our faith and relationship with God. It allows us to express our desires and needs to Him, and to trust in His will for our lives. When we pray, we should approach God with a heart of gratitude, humbly acknowledging His sovereignty and our dependence on Him.
Yesterday, during our daily prayer time with our staff and volunteers, our Chaplain shared an important message about trusting God to provide for all of our needs, and we prayed specifically for our food pantry shelves and refrigerators to be replenished. As many of you know, we rely solely on the donations of our faithful community members, churches, and 2 supermarkets to keep our shelves stocked and the refrigerators full. Occasionally, our food pantry runs lower than we would like, but we trust that God will provide, as He always does!
Sometimes God answers our prayers in ways that we don’t expect, but yesterday we were not surprised by how He answered, we were delighted! One of our regular donors stopped by yesterday and donated a large amount of some much-needed non-perishable food items as well as a generous monetary donation! Shortly after that, there was a knock at the back door, and we had yet another bulk food donation from another regular donor. She told us that she received an email from a fellow church member, stating that Helps Outreach was in need. She said she went straight to Costco because she believes in our ministry and loves what we do here. God is so good!
Having faith that God will provide means trusting in His love, wisdom, and power to meet our needs, both physical and spiritual. This faith allows us to release our worries and anxieties, knowing that God is in control and has a plan for our lives. It also allows us to be content in difficult circumstances, knowing that God is using them for our ultimate good and His glory. By having faith in God’s provision, we can live with peace, hope, and joy, even in the midst of life’s challenges. So, let us hold onto our faith, knowing that God is always with us and will always provide for us in ways beyond our understanding.